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Two killed when plane crashes next to Pacific Highway 

  • Two people have died in a light plane crash near Taree on  NSW mid-north coat
  • Police said pane crashed in bushland north of Johns River on Saturday afternoon
  • Report is being prepared for the coroner; Transport Safety Bureau investigating

Two people have reportedly been killed when light plane crashed near the busy Pacific Highway on the Central Coast of NSW.

The wreckage of the plane was found near Johns River, after it failed to reach its intended destination of Taree. 

The two-engine Cessna 182 aircraft narrowly missed motorists on the southbound highway after it crashed at the edge of the road.

Two people have died following a plane crash close to the Pacific Highway in New South Wales

Wreckage of the light plane was found near Johns River by personnel responding to the call

Wreckage of the light plane was found near Johns River by personnel responding to the call

It also narrowly avoided a major railway line.

The plane departed from Toowoomba on Saturday afternoon, but reportedly crashed 40km south of Port Macquarie.

The Rural Fire Service and NSW Fire and Rescue were called to the scene about 4pm, where they are containing a small fuel leak. according to Channel 9.

Police are preparing a report for the coroner, while the Australian Transport Safety Bureau will undertake an investigation into the crash. 

Rural Fire Service and NSW Fire and Rescue were called to the scene about 4pm on Saturday

Rural Fire Service and NSW Fire and Rescue were called to the scene about 4pm on Saturday

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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